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palidine556

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I have a HP zd8000 and it is almost always hot. The fans speed up when the temperature increases but the proccesor must get really hot for it to do so. I wanted to know if there was any way that I could make the fans kick in at a lower temperature or just make them run on full all the time.
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Ok um.. details.. first off what processor is it, what temperature is it at when the fan starts to speed up and what speed in rpm does it get to? I dunno if HP computer motherboards come with monitoring software but you can get this hardware monitor at www.hmonitor.com trial version and then see hopefully it'll work.
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Well I don't know exactly what temperature it gets too except that it gets hot to the touch, alot hotter than my old laptop. It has the P4 3.0Ghz 2mb L2 cache and Hyperthreading. I just feel that it is too hot and wish to set the fans to come on earlier than it does. I don't have any hardware monitoring software the the hmonitor only displays the harddrive temperature. I have a HP zd8000. It has three cooling fans on the bottom, but they just don't seem to kick in until it is so hot that I cannot leave it on my skin. I use a piece of wood and elevate the back of it but it is still pretty hot. If anyone can give me information on how to configure the software so that I can controll my fans or just know what temp they are then it would be greatly appreciated.
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Ok that cpu you have is called the prescott, i have a prescott also and heat is normal for a prescott palidine. The stock cpu fan is doing what it is suppost to and its called throttling. The best thing to do is buy a new cpu fan and dont use the throttling adapter if it comes with one.

A better fan will help some but your room will still get hot. I have a good fan but my room still gets hot.

Edited by jrm20, 15 September 2005 - 09:51 PM.

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What kind of fan should I buy and how would I install it into my laptop. Also I am not worried about the room temperature just that my laptop is really hot. Thanks
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Well i didnt know it was a laptop, its normal for a laptop to get hot with that chip. I would leave it alone.

I would not mess with installing another fan in a laptop, they are very hard to work on and you are prone to break something. Everthing is compact.

Edited by jrm20, 16 September 2005 - 12:24 PM.

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